CHL in gun shows?

Discussion in 'Texas Concealed Handgun (CHL)' started by DRod, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. DRod

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    From what I can understand, its a no carry based on good faith and there are usually no 30.06's posted. So, whats the SOP on this?

    I'm just getting my CHL this week and have never really given carrying, in a gunshow, much thought. Every time I've taken a gun to a show it was unloaded and locked in a case. Having it zip tied at the door.
     


  2. MadMo44Mag

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    Shows are pretty much "No Carry Zones" and all I have seen have been posted.
    The sign is usually at the table where guns are checked in and tie strapped.
    I have been in a few shows where the sign was hard to see / find but it was there.
     
  3. Hawghauler

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    I plead the 5th
     
  4. Sarge12R

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    Some of the guns shows I've attended have a sign right out front. I really didn't break my neck looking though. I just figured that a gun show was off limits to CCW holders. Good question though.
     
  5. Texas42

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    All the ones I've been to have been properly posted and cop at the door with tie's
     
  6. Englishman

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    What amuses me is that it’s the event hall that’s the no gun zone, but they take the show money none the less.
    If you purchased the gun and ammo to match at the show, are you theoretically carrying?
     
  7. txinvestigator

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    What makes the event hall a "no gun zone"?
     
  8. chuckybrown

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    here's what slays me: IF i arrive, take my gun off my hip, hand it to the officer, he zip tie's it, and i put it back in my holster, and finally pull my shirt over it.

    just how, HOW, does the zip tie make things 30.06 compliant? :gotme:

    i gotta tell 'ya, i'm going to tomorrow's show, but from here on out they're not going to get my business any more. if i'm not going to do business with ANOTHER business because they are posted, then i'm going to treat the gun shows the same way. my little protest.

    i'm only going because i've already committed to meet freinds.

    maybe if we all stand up and start writing the folks that hold these events, we can get our point across.

    RIDICULOUS.

    my .02 cents....
     
  9. txinvestigator

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    Because at that point you received "effective consent" to carry. 30.06 is only in play if you carry the handgun without effective consent, and you were given notice not to carry.

    Do what your conscience tells you to do, but IMO your protest is misguided.

    It is reasonable to want NO loaded firearms in a place where people are handling guns, trying holsters, etc.
     
  10. BT1911

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    You could argue the same if you're going into Cabela's, Academy, or any gun shop...wherein I'm always carrying.

    Aside from the jerky sales, baseball caps with rattlesnake heads, rubberband guns, Whiskey Tango jewelry, and mediocre deals, that's just another reason I don't attend shows anymore.
     

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